When: Sun., Aug. 23, 5 p.m. 2015
All plays, especially Shakespeare, are meant to be heard –– the words read from a page during a high school English class come alive and find new humor, drama and depth when spoken aloud by a talented thespian. It’s even better when it’s out on the lawn in one of our region’s beautiful parks, which happens twice this week in the Spokane area: at Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park with Cyrano de Bergerac, a 1897 play by Edmond Rostand, and at Riverfront Park’s Lilac Bowl with Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew. These performances are made possible by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, a theatrical outreach program of Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture, which began in 1973 and has since performed more than 2,000 times. The free summer events stretch across the Western U.S., with special emphasis on rural areas that may not have access to the theatrical arts.